A SOMOAN judge in The Hague made history today by declaring that Charles Taylor, the former president of Liberia, was guilty of aiding and abetting the multiple atrocities committed by a rebel force in neighbouring Sierra Leone. It was a rare example of a former head of states being convicted by an international court, and advocates of cross-border justice immediately, hailed the verdict as a welcome precedent.
Nigeria's main rebel group declared Sunday an "oil war" in the west African nation in response to what it said were "unprovoked" attacks by Nigerian government forces a day earlier. The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Del... Read Post
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Author Ishmael Beah disputed reports that his best-selling 2007 memoir about serving as a child soldier in Sierra Leone contained inconsistencies. Beah, speaking with The Associated Press during his first tr... Read Post